OSHA Cites U.S. Postal Service Failure to Label Electrical Panels $224,585

Citation came from investigation after industrial truck accident at USPS facility.

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Via ecmweb.com, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for safety hazards after receiving a complaint of unsafe working conditions at an Austin, Texas, facility.

An OSHA investigation after an industrial truck accident included a citation for failing to label electrical panels and breakers, according to a news release on OSHA’s website. An employee of the USPS facility was injured after being ejected from a powered industrial truck. OSHA also cited the USPS for failing to ensure powered industrial truck operators obeyed traffic regulations, and for exposing employees to trip hazards.

Proposed penalties total $224,585 and USPS has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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